Succinct yet mighty films that demonstrate the virtuosity and craft of the short format.
Abyss [short film]
A chain of 10,000 images found through Google’s reverse image search. A primal chaos takes place as artificial consciousness is formed.
Action [short film]
A film director struggles through a day of chaotic, unforeseen problems.
Amina [short film]
A former astronaut struggles to connect with her unborn child after the loss of her partner.
Auntie [short film]
The day after meeting a crew of twenty-somethings at a South Asian happy hour, 39-year-old Hena is thrown into their group chat.
Big Three [short film]
Set in the early 1960s, a budding soul music label brings in a savvy group of local teenage musicians to offer feedback and inspiration to its early signees.
By Flavio [short film]
Marcia, a young single mother, pursues her dream date.
Cat and Moth [short film]
An epic battle breaks out between a cat and a moth in order to win the perfect spot on the couch.
Circle of Trust [short film]
Sonja and Per meet to create a space where they safely can explore sides of themselves that they suppress in their everyday lives.
Corvine [short film]
An eccentric boy has trouble fitting in at school due to his obsession with crows.
Cow [short film]
A farm boy falls in love at first sight with a mysterious girl riding a cow.
Deloping [short film]
Mary and Emma will settle their differences the only way they know how: a duel to the death!
The Diaper Cake [short film]
In a tiny hospital room, Vitya and Lena have no choice but to grow up as they welcome their newborn.
The Dinner After [short film]
A grief-stricken Angela visits her parents for a meal where discussion of painful truths turn the evening into a nightmare.
Dirtbag [short film]
Harold is given a bag of dirt, and he needs to get rid of it immediately.
Experience the World – The Train [short film]
An absurdist, soft-spoken journey along the Chicago Red Line train during rush hour.
Freshwater [short film]
A disappearing Black city is filled with flooded basements in this meditation on the fluid nature of memory.
Garrano [short film]
Joel and his horse, working under the blazing sun, discover a man attempting to start a forest fire.
Girls Night In [short film]
A “girls night in” is abruptly interrupted by a home invasion with a comedic twist.
Gospel Hill [short film]
Two University of Virginia workers share a drink and conversation at a local nightclub.
Grump in the Night [short film]
A family is visited by a mysterious and invisible being with a taste for TV.
Guts [short film]
A worker with exposed guts struggles at the office.
The Headhunters Daughter [short film]
Lynn leaves her family behind to pursue her luck in the city as a country singer.
The Hostage [short film]
A bored middle-aged woman desperate for an adrenaline rush becomes entangled with a crew of dangerous diamond thieves.
Ice Merchants [short film]
A father and son are a pair of ice merchants, who parachute from their cliffside house to sell their wares to the village below.
Impurrfection [short film]
Mr. Cat’s severe fear of water has stopped him from achieving his dreams, until one day he makes a new friend who motivates him to persevere.
Kayak [short film]
A father takes his baby out for a leisurely kayaking trip, which turns out to be not so relaxing.
La Ceremonia [short film]
A new priest carries out an exorcism that goes off the rails, and he’s forced to deal with a strange, evil power.
The Limits of Vision [short film]
A woman trapped in a deadly domestic universe who is suddenly sprung free when she comes into contact with the king of dust, Mucor.
LIVE [short film]
Two women journalists attempting to broadcast from protest-filled Mink are targeted by a drone.
Luce and the Rock [short film]
A small child befriends a giant rock who seems to have lost its home.
Matriarch [short film]
Legacy, life, and elderly motherhood is celebrated from the perspective of the filmmaker’s grandmothers.
Moune Ô [short film]
This film repurposes footage from a film premiere party to reveal the survival of colonial inheritance within the western collective unconscious.
Murmurs of the Jungle [short film]
Trees whisper tales of the Gods and the ancestors, spirits wander in the forest, and dark secrets buried in the time slowly emerge.
My Summer Vacation [short film]
An elementary school student, Cass, gives an unorthodox presentation on her summer vacation in Pompeii.
My Year of Dicks [short film]
In the early ’90s, an imaginative 15-year-old searches for her ultimate paramour but struggles to balance the real world and her grandiose fantasies.
Nalujuk Night [short film]
An exhilarating and terrifying Labrador Inuit ritual takes place every January.
Nazarbazi [short film]
Since 1979, Iranian filmmakers have been prohibited from depicting men and women touching on screen. This short film collages the cinematic tricks that directors have relied on to represent intimate moments and powerful emotions.
New Moon [short film]
Inner city dreams are illuminated in this imaginative surrealist journey narrated by Colman Domingo.
Night [short film]
A sleepless mother searches for her missing child in war-torn Palestine with the help of the night sky.
O, Glory [short film]
A brother calls a doctor to an isolated country home to examine his sister Debroah, who he believes is losing her mind.
Paint and Pitchfork [short film]
Celebrated artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley provide insight into their creation of the Obama portraits.
Pete [short film]
A coming-of-age story about not conforming to gender norms, and the champions whose support makes all the difference.
Pivot [short film]
A pre-teen is caught between what her mother wants her to be and what she wants for herself.
The Record [short film]
An antique instrument dealer receives a magical vinyl record from a traveler.
Revolver [short film]
An archive of pareidolia, a condition in which someone sees a pattern or image of something that does not exist, is narrated by a descendant of exodusters.
Shut Up and Paint [short film]
Painter Titus Kaphar shifts to film in the face of an art market seeking to silence his activism.
Snow White [short film]
An unexpected visit shakes up forty-year-old Željka’s quiet, isolated routine and transports her back into the past.
Sub Eleven Seconds [short film]
A poetic imagining of track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympic journey.
Sucker [short film]
A giant, mind-controlling, leech-like creature takes over the brains of two sisters.
Swept Under [short film]
A Cambodian adoptee receives a rug with a dark history as a housewarming gift.
Team Dream [short film]
Ann and Madeline prepare to competitively swim in the National Senior Games.
The Spiral [short film]
A chronicle of one woman’s downward spiral as an anxiety attack discloses a complex labyrinth of emotions and fears.
Triggered [short film]
A US Senator faces her greatest challenge when a home invasion takes a shocking turn.
Tsutsué [short film]
The sons of fisherman Sowah and Okai cope with the loss of their eldest brother, who drowned during a fishing expedition.
Unheimlich [short film]
A woman wakes up to find her house transformed into a terrifying maze of creatures and nightmares.
You Go Girl [short film]
Audrey, a New York City comedian who can make a joke of any situation, faces a staggering challenge in the beautiful mountains of Oregon.